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Ron ZinkAssociate General Counsel
Ron Zink Associate General Counsel - 23 May 2012
There has been a lot of talk in the press and in the halls of government recently about copyright: why we have it, how it is working, and whether it needs to be changed.
Ron Zink Associate General Counsel - 30 April 2012
An exciting new initiative got underway in Europe yesterday called “Ideas Matter”.
Ron Zink Associate General Counsel - 03 Feb. 2012
The internet really started to ‘take off’ for businesses and consumers to use about 20 years ago. Quite a bit of regulation has changed since that time to make internet ‘e-commerce’ easier, cheaper and safer.
Ron Zink Associate General Counsel - 26 Jan. 2012
A big question for governments and business at the moment, and indeed for users of the internet all over the world, is how personal data – a person’s identity, personal materials, financial or sensitive information – can be protected in a workable and effective way.
Ron Zink Associate General Counsel - 14 Dec. 2011
Ron Zink Associate General Counsel - 17 Oct. 2011
How can we make our economies succeed, provide jobs and build for the future? These are the big questions on government leaders’ minds this year – not to mention those of business and of people everywhere.
Ron Zink Associate General Counsel - 03 Oct. 2011
Ron Zink Associate General Counsel - 05 Sept. 2011
Cloud computing is the crest of the wave of new and better computing possibilities – giving more efficient and cost-effective ways to run small and large organizations, and providing new applications and flexibility for individual and corporate users. As you may have seen our CEO Steve Ballmer say, “Microsoft is ‘all in’ for the Cloud”.
Ron Zink Associate General Counsel - 23 June 2011
Ron Zink Associate General Counsel - 20 May 2011
You might imagine that counterfeiting and piracy were a thing of the past, particularly in the EU, but sadly this is not the case for most industries, including the technology and software sectors. For business software alone, the software piracy rate in western Europe stands at about 34%, one in three copies of business software in use in Europe is counterfeit or pirated.
Ron Zink Associate General Counsel - 14 April 2011
As you may know, the EU is reviewing its data protection laws, and recently I participated in a hearing hosted by the European Parliament’s EPP group on one of the many important questions being looked at: “Who pays for Data Protection?”
Ron Zink Associate General Counsel - 14 Feb. 2011
The protection of one’s personal information continues to garner attention as online services become increasing popular, whether it be social networking, communications via smartphone, or other aspects of cloud computing.
Ron Zink Associate General Counsel - 25 Jan. 2011
Ron Zink Associate General Counsel - 08 Dec. 2010
Microsoft’s announcement this week of new privacy-enhancing technologies in our upcoming Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) browser is our latest move towards giving users simple, clear options for controlling how their information is used on the internet.
Ron Zink Associate General Counsel - 03 Dec. 2010
I had the pleasure of opening the first European Summit of Microsoft’s Health Users Group this week in Brussels. The focus of the summit was on using cloud computing to create a “win-win” in the provisioning of wellbeing, that is, reducing costs while increasing the satisfaction of patients and health care providers.
Ron Zink Associate General Counsel - 22 July 2010
Ron Zink Associate General Counsel - 05 March 2010
The age of ‘cloud computing’ is dawning, which will allow our data, software and computing power to be on our desktop and extended online as and when needed. This will provide many new opportunities for businesses and other organisations to manage large amounts of data and activities securely, efficiently and cost-effectively.